Not adoptible commodities
The linked BBC story is to one where some children were left with their mother who killed them because she was mentally ill. One was aged 10 and therefore was clearly not someone who could be adopted easily.
On the other hand today I have heard of two stories involving social workers removing babies where there clearly is nothing like the threat that existed in respect of the case in Hackney.
Obviously we don't know the whole story as yet. It does, however, seem even moreso that the system is broken very badly.